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Fear and War

“Few on September 11 questioned whether we were really at war; only later did it become clear that this was a rhetorical reconstruction” – David Zarefsky

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An essay written by Iraq War Veteran,  this project was actually a chapter from their Thesis project.  The idea came about after reading Shakespeare’s, “King Henry IV” in which on of the characters launches a revolt against the King that should have been successful.  The revolution seemed to have everthing necessary to succeed, yet, it still failed.  The author set out to research how and why the revolution was not successful.  In researching this topic, he learned about fear appeals and moral panics.  And thus, this project was born and developed for a Masters Thesis project.

Gothic America: Collection of Gothic works prior to the 1900’s in America

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Gothic America is a collection of a “Lucky 7” short vintage horror stories that were originally published prior to the 1900’s. This vintage throw back is set to be a horrific gathering for your very own Halloween gathering. These stories are quick, witty, and easily shareable with children in the room.  Perhaps not in the 1800’s, but today’s children are ready for these horrors as they are more subtle in nature. They are not gore-heavy, or littered with loud and grotesque imagery.  With the same friendly spirit that Washington Irving wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, this collection is also intended to be shared in a group setting of all ages.  These stories are meant to be read aloud and in the dark.

Contents include:

The Adventure of the German Student by Washington Irving An Occurrence at owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce The Foreigner by Sarah Orne Jewett The Giant Wistaria by Charlotte P. Gilman The Tartarus of Maids by Herman Melville The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte P. Gilman The Minister’s Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Ghost Children: Two Gothic Haunts by Mary E. Wilkins

The ghosts in “The Lost Ghost” and “The Wind in the Rose-Bush” are not restricted ghosts, and this is how these ghosts differ from the other ghosts of writers of Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman time such as Henry James, Sarah Jewett or Ambrose Bierce. This double feature of Mary E. Wilkins short fiction will delve into her ghost children.